New peer education and coaching for families

With funding from Health Education England, Bild will be training and coaching family members, personal assistants and staff from small independent care providers to become Peer Educators. Peer education happens when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. Peer Educators will be able to provide education and coaching for families … Read more

LeDeR review finds death of autistic teenager Oliver McGowan was ‘potentially avoidable’

An independent Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) has found the death of autistic teenager Oliver McGowan at a Bristol hospital was ‘potentially avoidable’. Oliver had mild autism, epilepsy and learning difficulties, and was admitted to Southmead Hospital in November 2016 after having partial seizures. His parents Paula and Tom McGowan said they repeatedly told doctors … Read more

Join us and become a Bild trustee

Join us as a trustee to help us enable excellent support, champion the rights and improve the quality of life of people with learning disabilities, autistic people and people with mental health difficulties. Professor Gerry Simon set up the British Institute of Learning Disabilities – now known as Bild – in 1971 because he was … Read more

Coronavirus and wearing a mask

Kate Brackley works at Bild and has been writing a series of blog posts for us to share her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week she is looking at the impact of wearing a mask or being around people wearing a mask and how people can help. World Smile Day took place on October … Read more

The PBS-Europe Network is hosting their first Online International Conference

The 1st virtual PBS-Europe conference will take place from November 9-13th, 2020, and will include various activities including a virtual school visit, masterclasses and a research symposium. “The theme of the 2020 PBS-Europe conference is captured in the statement: ‘Implementing PBIS in our culturally and linguistically diverse schools’. This theme reflects how the European PBIS … Read more